After listening to much begging, I finally let the girls decorate for Halloween last weekend. I put up a few fall decorations at the beginning of October, but I had not allowed anything that was clearly Halloween. It just seemed too early. After neighbors began putting up their Halloween decorations, I relented.
Each year, we add a few new Halloween items. Our favorite this year is a giant spider that we put amidst our spider webs. The spider webs have been a constant part of our decorations for six years now, despite the fact they are so annoying to put up and to take down. I bought our skeleton last year on sale. This year, Meg was inspired by Hamlet (seriously, she was quoting Hamlet as she decorated) and posed him with another skull in his hand.